Following on from our recent story about the continuing rollout of the Verizon 4G LTE network with the next cities to be added, we thought we’d take a look at some of the 4G phones due to come to Verizon in the next few months and some of the rumored release dates and price expectations.
The 4G phones in question are the HTC Thunderbolt, the Motorola Droid Bionic, the LG Revolution and the Samsung SCH-i510. Kellex over on Droid Life, has been looking at some of the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle that make up these rumored release dates, so please remember they are only speculated but made up from educated insight on these matters.
The dates that Droid Life have come up with are the end of February/early March for the HTC Thunderbolt, March for the Samsung SCH-i510, March or early April for the LG Revolution and finally, leaving what could be the best till last, early summer/June for the Motorola Droid Bionic. If you want to know all the reasoning behind these dates check out the full article on the Droid Life link above.
Meanwhile another article on Droid Life gives some insight into expected pricing for 4G Verizon phones. It’s anticipated that non-4G phones coming to Verizon will be around the $199 mark on a two-year contract but what about the 4Gs? Kellex points out that the 4G handsets that have so far come to Sprint and T-Mobile have actually been around the same price as the non-4Gs, apart from the Epic 4G at around $250. It’s probable then that the Verizon prices for its 4G smartphones will also be around the same or maybe slightly higher and then of course you still have your 4G data plans to consider.
Would elevated prices for 4G phones put you off making your purchase, or do you think they will be worth every penny and can’t wait to get your hands on one? Or maybe now a Verizon iPhone 4 is finally on the way you’re going to opt for that instead? We’d be interested to know your opinion on this so please feel free to send us your comments